Former Miami Dolphins player Quentin Moses passed away in a house fire that also killed a woman and her daughter. The Feb. 12 tragedy happened in Monroe, Georgia that involved Andria Godard, 31, Jasmine Godard, 10, and the former player. The news shocked sports fans as the chilling details behind the player’s death were revealed. Others took to social media to pay their respects to honor the fallen linebacker.
Quentin Moses Dead: Athlete Died Trying To Save Others
According to a report from The Guardian, Quentin Omario Moses, 33, was found first as firefighters rushed to contain a fully engulfed house fire on Shamrock Drive in Monroe. According to Fire Chief Keith Glass, Moses was moved outside of the house after being found unconscious. He said that the roof of the house collapsed as firefighters worked to get under control. He was pronounced dead later at Clearview Medical Center.
Neighbor Melanie Anderson told Channel 2 Action News as per the source that she kept seeing an orange glow through the crack in her curtains before the tragedy happened.
“And curiosity got the best of me,” Anderson said. “I pulled the curtain open and saw the flames coming out through the back of the house.” She hit on the windows and doors, shouting that the house was on fire as she tried to get the attention of the three people inside until a man broke out a window and heavy smoke poured out as the fire department arrived.
— Cody Chaffins (@Cody_Fox5) February 12, 2017
Quentin Moses Dead: Friends Mourn His Passing
Meanwhile, an exclusive report from Dawg Nation revealed how wonderful of a man Moses was to his friends and family. While he did not have any children of his own, the 33-year-old coach was a popular choice to be godfather to his friend’s children.
Bryan McClendon, and other former teammates at Georgia, “trusted and loved him so much” that they would always ask Moses to step into the shoes of a godparent for their kids. Moses was said to be in the Godiard household to attend a daddy-daughter dance. Reports say that Moses loved to spend time with little Jasmine and how he stepped up to help raise her after the death of Jasmine’s dad.
“He had a lot of respect from everybody,” Mark Richt, Georgia’s head coach from 2001-15, said on Monday. “He didn’t have to act a certain way to prove he was anything other than who he was. People respected who he was and how he went about his business. He was a very positive force on our team the whole time he was there. Some guys are part of the solution, some guys are part of the problem sometimes. He was a part of the solution type guy.”
Very saddened to learn of the tragic death this morning of Quentin Moses. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family in this difficult time.
— Coach Kirby Smart (@KirbySmartUGA) February 12, 2017